Braun thought thumb was broken
Slugger out of Wednesday's lineup, hopes to be healed by opener
PHOENIX -- Ryan Braun's right hand was still obviously swollen on Wednesday morning, but it could have been much worse.The Brewers left fielder, already dealing with a strained muscle at the back of his rib cage, was struck by a line drive that he lost in the lights during Tuesday's loss to the Padres in Peoria. Braun's first instinct was a bad one.
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